Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Methods for assessment of models
16 Mar 2020
Methods for assessment of models |  | 16 Mar 2020

Earth System Model Evaluation Tool (ESMValTool) v2.0 – technical overview

Mattia Righi, Bouwe Andela, Veronika Eyring, Axel Lauer, Valeriu Predoi, Manuel Schlund, Javier Vegas-Regidor, Lisa Bock, Björn Brötz, Lee de Mora, Faruk Diblen, Laura Dreyer, Niels Drost, Paul Earnshaw, Birgit Hassler, Nikolay Koldunov, Bill Little, Saskia Loosveldt Tomas, and Klaus Zimmermann


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ED: Publish as is (26 Jan 2020) by Juan Antonio Añel
AR by Mattia Righi on behalf of the Authors (28 Jan 2020)
Short summary
This paper describes the second major release of ESMValTool, a community diagnostic and performance metrics tool for the evaluation of Earth system models. This new version features a brand new design, with an improved interface and a revised preprocessor. It takes advantage of state-of-the-art computational libraries and methods to deploy efficient and user-friendly data processing, improving the performance over its predecessor by more than a factor of 30.